12 Essential Vitamins & Minerals: Vitamin C
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, plays a number of important roles in the body, acting as an immune supporter and an antioxidant. It helps your child's gums stay healthy and strengthens their blood vessels, minimizing bruising from falls and scrapes as well as helping cuts and wounds heal. KidsLuv keeps right up with your daily needs by supplying you with 70% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C.
The best sources of Vitamin C from oranges, watermelon, strawberries, broccoli and green peppers.
Vitamin C improves the absorption of iron from the food you eat, which is needed for kids rapid growth. It also boosts the immune system by stimulating the production of white blood cells in the body and helps keep infections at bay. Sufficient amounts of Vitamin C in the diet may reduce the duration and severity of coughs and colds, and help relieve symptoms.
The body needs vitamin C to form and strengthen collagen in bones, cartilage, muscles and blood vessels which speeds up the recovery of wounds and helps your child’s teeth and gums stay healthy.
Studies have shown that adequate intake of Vitamin C in the diet can reduce the symptoms of allergy-induced conditions such as eczema, hay fever, and asthma. As low levels of Vitamin C in the diet have been linked with developing asthma.
According to studies, a diet rich in Vitamin C may help lower the risk of cancer such as cervical cancer and skin cancer.